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Match Report | Luton Town 2-0 West Brom

19 February 2022

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Luton Town returned to winning ways in the Sky Bet Championship, beating West Bromwich Albion 2-0 at Kenilworth Road.

After a quiet first half, Cameron Jerome rose highest from Kal Naismith’s free-kick to give Town the lead ten minutes after the restart.

As the game entered the closing stages, Allan Campbell added a second for the Hatters, finding the top corner with a fantastic effort.

Nathan Jones made four changes from Saturday’s trip to St Andrew's. Jed Steer replaced James Shea in goal to make his first league appearance, with Gabe Osho also coming into the starting line-up. Admiral Muskwe and Cameron Jerome went into Town’s attack, supporting Elijah Adebayo.

The game’s first chance on goal came to the Hatters. Adebayo and Tom Lockyer combined well, with the Welshman delivering the ball into the box to Admiral Muskwe, whose audacious flick was straight at Sam Johnstone.

West Brom were next to see an effort on goal. Andy Carroll won the ball back from a Steer goal kick, and played through Karlan Grant, who saw his short parried wide for a corner.

Carroll later came close himself. After a scramble in the Luton box, his effort was saved by the feet of Steer.

Five minutes before half-time, Town almost handed the lead to the Baggies. Kal Naismith’s attempted switch was intercepted by Grant, who forced Steer into a smart stop. Carroll got onto the rebound, turning before firing straight at the Town goalkeeper.

The let-off seemed to spark the Hatters into life, as they broke well from a West Brom attack. Campbell surged forward and fed Jerome, whose effort looked destined for the far corner, but came back out off the post.

Ten minutes into the second half, Town took the lead. Amari’i Bell was fouled by Carroll, and from the resulting free-kick, Jerome rose highest from Naismith’s cross to head beyond Johnstone for the opener.

Town could’ve had a second goal moments later. Adebayo latched onto a loose back pass from a West Brom defender, but couldn’t quite get a shot away.

Jones made his first substitution just after the hour mark, as Henri Lansbury was introduced for Muskwe.

Just under ten minutes from time, the Hatters had doubled their lead. Campbell was given too much time and space on the edge of the West Brom area, and the Scotsman found the top corner with a brilliant effort.

Goalscorer Jerome was replaced shortly after Town’s second, with Danny Hylton coming on as his replacement.

West Brom almost pulled one back through Carroll, whose headed effort hit the crossbar but the three points would belong to Luton, returning to winning ways with a fantastic victory over Steve Bruce’s side.

 

Goals:

Town: Jerome (55’), Campbell (83’)

 

Att: 10,029


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